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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 3206

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 3206, Information Statement by United Kingdom Withholding Agents Paying Dividends From U.S. Corporations to Residents of the United States and Certain Treaty Countries.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before August 26, 2002 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6411, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Larnice Mack, (202) 622-3179, or through the internet (http://Larnice.Mack@irs.gov.), Internal Revenue Service, room 6407, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Information Statement by United Kingdom Withholding Agents Paying Dividends From U.S. Corporations to Residents of the United States and Certain Treaty Countries.

OMB Number: 1545-0153.

Form Number: 3206.

Abstract: Form 3206 is used to report dividends paid by U.S. corporations through United Kingdom nominees to beneficial owners who are residents of countries other than the United Kingdom with which the U.S. has a tax treaty providing for reduced withholding rates on dividends. The data is used by IRS to determine whether the proper amount of income tax was withheld.

Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the Form at this time.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations and individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 3 hrs., 7 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,620.

The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice:

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.

Request for Comments

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

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Approved: June 14, 2002.

Glenn Kirkland,

IRS Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-16022 Filed 6-24-02; 8:45 am]

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